looking up at the sky, wishing to be a part of is what we all dream of— then come those who stitch up their feathers to fly; to prove that you can own that sky with your efforts rather than chillin' if we really desired for the sky, we had been one of those but sadly, we can't make a difference though it's not late
My older eyes have been searching lately through the crowds of people tearing up My city
I understand protesting Hell... I have protested a bit myself
I understand... pushing hard personally I hate to be ignored
I myself have experienced quite a bit of prejudice myself most of my life
And before anyone pops off and tries to tell. me thats its different and trivializes my experiences
Consider this... I identify as a an old (60) Fat (long before it was trendy) Gay (came out same year as AIDS)
My whole life has centered around alternative lifestyles that have not r will or ethical
I have never been able to blend keep any kind of filter on my opinions nor conform to authorities just because...
All that being said... you should also know That I am loyal to a fault and a fixer, maker, creator...
My belief system is simple I believe in Good and Bad and Right and Wrong
occasionally, it becomes necessary to cross over to the Bad and Wrong side but as soon as possible return to where you belong
I believe we are all born knowing the difference and how a person handles that defines them
I have spent most of my life helping those who were considered "less than" by the powers that be
my first real epiphany in life taught me that fear was the greatest motivating factor in most peoples bad behaviour
my second one taught me that manners , wit, persistence and patience could head off 95% of those behaviours
my third was a difficult one it made me quit using the wrongs done to me as excuses for milking a situation instead of processing thro them
When I gave birth I knew innately that my child was my one chance to build a person as I believed they should be
That last thing I was going to do was install "untruths" pertaining to our behaviors or perceived inherent rights
You see, moving so much taught me that facts can change but truth is always the same Yet, perspective is everything
Now as I was saying my old eyes have been searchin the crowds... And listening to the storylines
Unfortunately... the majority are near misses right ideas wrong techniques
For instance... how does one bring about equality and inclusion by separating and blaming
I understand the anger remember Gay bashing was (is) a daily danger yes Black lives matter but so do all the others
I love my hometown Portland a beautiful diverse conglomeration of geeks, tweeks and freaks with a sprinkling of weirdos ,wackos and tightly wound wikinuts add to that a high tolerance for the" to each his own" school of thought
Micro beers and green **** have fueled grand discussions and deep conspiracy theories but we haven"t decided yet
So if you have the wear with all to riot violently and demand attention why is it that when you finally do have the worlds attention why do you not make your point?
And clean up after your selves! you trashed my home town and scared the locals into submission just to say nothing , walk away undramatically and leave my home trashed in your wake
I've thought long and hard and watched in the wings for the golden hour to emerge and have concluded this:
The time is right The issues are right The places are right the leaders have yet to fully develop
it not enough to see the problems we must be able to visualize the solutions and put down the need to be right while picking up the need to do right
Take the descriptive language out of the for front quit insisting we revisit old wounds let them heal All lives matter...period
Also make the rules we are expected to abide be universal in no ones world should it be ok to **** some one because they don"t stop when you tell them to and if you do **** someone expect to pay dearly for it,
Just like when we were kids... just because you can beat someone doesn"t make you right it makes you a bully
And finally one last item.. equalize leadership ideals! Money does not make a hero courage to stand up for rights does
Re-think our priorities... please! Quit instilling $$$$ as a value or ethic it is merely a vehicle in which we travel the actual destination is the goal (ps)-( hint) it's much less fun alone
Keep in mind ... your manners will get you further than your mouth ever will but what we need to be thinking about is when the dust settles and we arrived at our destination will we like the place and people that are here too?
One last epiphany to mention remember the pendulum once things are stirred up and more easily rearranged clean up the mess and set things down in a place that allows them to become common place. because really our ultimate goal is to become a non-issue Only when the issues are not even brought up will it be successful he"s not a gay man across the street he just a man only when we become willing to be bland and "just another" will we approach balance and ultimate nirvana
Just an old gals personal opinion after a lifetime of fighting the good fight
We have never met, never touched,never tried to get close to each other... Our love was symbolised only as intimate conversations made from across the two ends of the universe...
The world as well as my 'beloved matter' were always baffled by so mysterious a romance... And so one day when I could no longer carry my secret... I sobbed out only to be consoled with so much invisible affections in return: "I am antimatter, honey, separated we hold the cosmos, united we annihilate each other in a blinding flash of light into nothingness... "
And so we remained so very in love,every passing moment continuing to intrigue the world until the end of time!
The universe is a cosmic drama of unconditional love! ❤Thank you for reading this! :)
I asked the Universe What's my size? I was humbled When it described Less than a billionth of a trillionth of its size I asked an electron What's my size? I was exalted When it described More than a million billions times its size My exaltation soon died When it said Don't take so much pride I may B -ive But I do many +ive things Your lives I have revolutionized My movements in your brain and body keep you alive My mobility makes most technologies survive TVs, mobiles you enjoy Leave aside your obsession of your size Concentrate on your deeds to rise B -ive for +ive deeds If time requires
Whether you know it or not Whether you understand it or not Whether you do it or not Whether you speak truth or not Whether you are logical or not Whether you are justified or not Whether you are competent or not Whether you are honest or not Whether you talk sense or not Whether you are qualified or not Whether you certify or not Whether you verify or not Whether you discriminate or not Whether you decide or not Whether you provide or not Whether you believe or not It's all immaterial If you have numbers to support you It's all a number game You win!
Why scientists Talk of Dark Matter Dark Energy Instead of Black Matter Black Energy While these Can't emit and absorb light Are they afraid of Persecution and prosecution Like Black Money Black Economy
Like any other Friday I wake up early get ready and go work
today, I heard them, and paused as I took that first step out of the front door
the screams of my ancestors,
the desperate plea from wrongly accused men,
the last words and breathe of every black man, woman, and child murdered in cold blood...
I heard their warning. “Don’t go.”
I called off work.
As a black man in America, it is common knowledge that as soon as I take a step outside, I am in danger. Justice in this country is non-existent (as if it ever existed in the first place for my people).